I was only able to pick the plums that readily came off with a slight twist. The fruit salad tree showed more promise with an explosion of beautiful blossoms in the garden. Apricots are high in beta carotene and lycopene, Vitamins A and C. Great for your waistline too with only 17 calories each. Leaves have sprouted from each of the multigrafted branches. Congrats on LOTD! Half a bag of feline pine donated by my late cat which I used as mulch for the tree kept the squirrels at bay due to its pungent pine odor. Botanical Name. But since they’re completely tailored to your taste, we can’t imagine how they wouldn’t be worth it. I wonder if fruit salad trees can grow in tropical climate. 10152000. All Zones 32 (to 32 degrees F) Growth Rate. Definitely in a fruit salad tree. You have a great lens! I have looked at a fruit salad tree a number of times but so far not made the move. It will be a gift that will keep on giving. i don't know what I did wrong. Wish I could have fruit trees, we have too much shade...Great informative lens. To keep the moisture from evaporating, I applied the unused feline pine pellets over the top of the pot to serve as mulch. :), I just had to come back & say congratulations & so well deserved. Fruit tarts, anyone? This is a cereal bowl full of Blenheim apricots, Santa Rosa plums and the first Babcock white peach which finally ripened. Rob Hemphill from Ireland on July 10, 2013: I had not heard about these multigrafted trees before, such a great idea. I never knew that a fruit salad tree was possible. James Jordan from Burbank, CA on May 16, 2013: This is amazing. It did so well that I came back in the fall and bought another one and I tell you, I would not trade them for anything! Wallah!!! Now I have to figure out how to keep the deer from eating the tender shoots. All photos were taken by Bakerwoman (that's me). Hoping to collect first crop this year :). By this time the skin would have tuned purple, gives a bit, and pulls away from the branch with a slight twist. I've heard of something like this with roses. Rating & Reviews. Plant Type. The 4-in-1 Fruit Salad Tree is a uniquely budded combination tree that offers four of the following five moderate-chill varieties into one outstanding tree. Find more gardening information on Gardening Know How: Keep up to date with all that's happening in and around the garden. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. It came in a biodegradable pot which was planted in the ground in its entirety. Plums should be picked with the stem attached to them. Truly appreciate your feedback and visit. This will fall apart eventually. It is a good choice for a mild climate and has a fragrant aroma and is sweet and tart. We've met some truly unbelievable women this year through two action-packed sessions of our 10-week entrepreneurship course, Selfmade. I have it for about 5 years. The thought always fascinated me and the hybrid tree would make an interesting subject for my garden. Great job, both on the tree and the lens. thanks for the resources and photos. I knew such things can be done with mango and rose but not with others. Great shots. The funny thing was, I was not even interested in purchasing fruit trees I just wanted to grow veggies but the Home Depot sales person persuaded and assured me that I would have fruit the same year if I purchased the tree. Thanks for sharing about your fruit salad tree. Congratulations on receiving the LOTD. Sign up for our newsletter. Make plum and muscat gelato or plum oatmeal madeira cake. Very nice lens. I have had it for several years. This is all the more a good reason for me to wait for this short-lived heirloom apricot to ripen and be enjoyed. I have used strips of aluminum foil hanging on the branches to scare the birds, and it worked the first year. This is a wonderful idea that brings a variety of fruit to any yard. Wow, I never knew that different fruits could grow on one tree - incredible. Great lens! I've always wanted one of these! I think this is wonderful and I would love to give one of these to my mother. I think we put it in the ground (surrounded by grass - eek!) These trees bloom in spring and begin producing tiny fruits shortly after petal drop. The “fruit salad tree”—a single shrub that can grow up to seven different kinds of fruit from the same family on its branches—actually exists. Your photos are terrific. I like your shorter wait time ideas! Wow! These are great dried or canned, as savory stuffing for duck and pork. This is a great lens! Fruit from heaven, just simply awesome. Blenheim Royal apricots have been grown in the Santa Clara Valley region of California since the 1900s. 2. Didn't know you could with fruits too! Blenheim apricots should be ready for fresh eating in a few more days. for the cider and pie-obsessed, to another that can grow up to seven kinds of citrus, including oranges, lemons, and even pomelos at once. EVEN I LOVE GARDENING AND SPACE THING IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE. First and foremost, I will not need an orchard to produce peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots and worry about what to do with the bushels of fruits. This lens is awesome! Would love to try growing this at home. Wow! Tell us in the comments below. This prolific bunch of Santa Rosa plums paid the price of losing 10 plums when one of the branches broke from being weighed down. You deserve it :). I would really enjoy having a tree like that. Read more articles about General Fruit Care. Fruit Salad Tree Is Ablush with Rosy Cheeks - June 15, 2013 - the Waiting Game. Balancing fruit salad tree limbs will develop a stronger tree that can bear the weight of all those delicious fruits. THANKS. This is the first time I heard about a fruit salad tree. I'd love to have one but in Ireland we can barely ripen an apple, let alone anything more exotic! het is more robust and the fruit is better. I live near the arctic, so it would not grow outdoors.Do you think I could grow it indoors? We tried to grow a 4-in-1 apple tree, with four varieties of apples. A tree with 4 types of fruit, what a great concept and a very interesting article. It literally took him his entire life to get it completed. Blenheim apricots ripen from the inside out and take longer to mature than other apricots. As soon as I move into my next house I think I'll try one of these. While this may be very exciting, it can be bad for the young branches which are not thick enough for fruit and could break. Since each type of fruit has its own harvest time, these trees produce a steady flow of produce once it’s been carefully pruned. The “fruit salad tree”—a single shrub that can grow up to seven different kinds of fruit from the same family on its branches—actually exists. I had not heard of the Fruit Salad Tree before, so awesome:) Congrats on your LOTD and thank you for sharing! I have never sprayed mine with neem oil or dishwashing liquid to keep the bugs out, but I will definitely keep this in mind. I was not sure how long the wait would be for fruit, but I'm excited to learn how you got some after the second season? Kind of weird, but cool. On the second year, there were a lot of plums and a few apricots, but no peaches or nectarines. I sprayed the tree quarterly with neem oil (home depot) concentrate-(1 cap neem oil to a gallon of water) and sprayed it every 7 days just to make sure no insects made a home in the tree. Plant Code. Is it still bearing fruit? Keep up the good work. Keep up the awesome work bakerwoman! You displayed beautiful photographs and taught us about an interesting subject and I wish you the best in harvesting your fruit salad. The bamboo stake was added to support a branch of 10 plums but to no avail. Babcock white peach, Late Santa Rosa plums, Blenheim apricot, and Fantasia nectarines—these colorful labels with pictures of the four stonefruits reassured me that one day soon I will be harvesting these juicy fruits from this tree in one-quarter of the space.